Weston, WV – Ricky Louden Brown, 58, of 7th St. Weston took his last inevitable ride to the high country at 11:07 am on Monday, March 21, 2016 at his home ranch, with loved ones by his side, after losing a final show-down with colon cancer, which he fought honorably for many years.
This cowboy blazed new trails as he entered this “land of the free and home of the brave” on November 30, 1957 in Gassaway, WV a son of his proud folks, Junior Franklin Brown and Carol Drennon Brown.
His kind-hearted cowboy spirit will live on forever in the hearts of his kin-folk: former spouse and close friend, Marie Dawson of Weston; two children: Ronald Brown, Bill Brown and his cowgirl, Amber, of TX; one stepdaughter, Mariah Broom, of TX; nine little buckaroo grandchildren; two brothers: Edward Franklin “Bucky” Brown and Perry Glen Brown, both of Columbus Grove, OH; one sister, Vivian Carol Brown of FL; Lida Metheney, Noah Hensley, and Corey Moles, whom he loved as his own grandchildren; and his loyal sidekick and beloved Australian Shepherd, Glory.
Ricky will be reunited in Heaven with his folks, and his brother, Toby Glen Brown. This cowboy knew how to wake up early, meet the day head-on, work hard, stand tall, and when he fell, and sometimes hard, he knew how to stand up, brush off the dust and get back in the saddle. He gave a hand working in sawmills, collected Old Indian motorcycles, tinkered in his man cave, went fishing and hunting, and watched every cowboy movie known to man, more than once. Although he dreamed of living free on the open range, sleeping under the star-filled skies, he’s now watching over his loved ones as a bright new star in the skies of Heaven.
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust. This ole’ cowboy’s request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private Celebratory Hoedown at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to the family at 215 W 7th St. Weston, WV 26452.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ricky Brown. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com. Welcome to Heaven cowboy, your entry fees are paid.